January 18, 2011
The reason why people do not progress
quickly is that they are loaded with a pile of external opinions and
You no longer exude cheer. Why? Because your mind is full of all kinds of ideas - "I have to do this, I have to do that..." - you are burdened with the sense of doership. This is not the way.
Go to the office or your shop, but plan
your day in such a way as if you were a prince at play. You should
take all your duties as if they are acts of amusement.
You're wrong. If you free yourself from anxiety and stress, you will work better. Why should you worry?
You have seen the events of the past, you are seeing the present and you will also see what will come to pass in the future. At the most, you will die, and die you must some day or the other. Don't be afraid of death; don't try to save yourself from death, and don't try to escape it either. Invite and welcome troubles with a challenging and playful curiosity.
Then they will lose their severity.
Milton would reply,
His wife would say,
Similarly, to analyze our life there is
no need of the external eye; we need the internal eye. To see how
calm or happy we are, or what is the state of our mind in adverse
circumstances, we don't need external vision. We don't require
external eyes to see if we behave with equanimity in the face of
troubles and insults.
Therefore, instead of carrying the
burden of the sense of doer or enjoyer, one should seek refuge in
the enlightened ones and comprehend their witness absolute, eternal,
pure, knowledge personified real Self free from all bondage.